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Closing of the FIA 21st Congress: Ferne Downey re-elected as FIA President, September 29th, 2016 - SAO PAOLO, Brazil (September 25, 2016) — The International Federation of Actors (FIA) and its worldwide membership successfully conclude their 21st Congress, and elect their new governing bodies. Today, Ferne Downey, Canadian actress and ACTRA President, was re-elected FIA president by the federation’s international delegates, gathered in Sao Paulo for the FIA 21st Congress.
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The gap between “Public” and “Stakeholder” views on Canadian Content isn’t as wide as you’ve heard, September 15th, 2016 - The second phase of the government’s “Canadian culture in the digital world” consultations has been launched and some familiar voices are making some familiar points.
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ACTRA: Policy review a chance to recognize key role of Canadian talent in building world-class creative industry, September 13th, 2016 - ACTRA National President Ferne Downey says Canada’s union of professional performers is eager to contribute to the Ministry of Heritage consultations on Canadian Culture in a Digital Age.
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SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA Announce Celebration of Cinema Event at TIFF 2016, September 9th, 2016 - SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA unveiled a new one-of-a-kind event taking place at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
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What’s wrong with this picture? : Dr. Amanda Coles shines a light on gender inequalities facing women directors in Canada, September 7th, 2016 - TORONTO, ON — Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen (CUES) has identified causes and solutions in a new report by Dr. Amanda Coles on the persistent gender inequalities that exists in Canada’s film and television industry. The report, entitled “What’s wrong with this picture? Directors and gender inequality in the Canadian screen-based production industry,” is a follow up to CUES’s inaugural Focus on Women report in 2013.
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ACTRA’s response to CRTC letter regarding CIPFs, September 1st, 2016 - Read ACTRA’s response to a letter received from CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais. The CRTC’s letter was in relation to a news release sent by ACTRA on August 30, 2016, regarding changes to the minimum point requirements to be eligible to receive funding from the Certified Independent Production Fund.
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ACTRA Appoints Elliott Anderson Director of Public Policy, Research and Communications, July 7th, 2016 - Stephen Waddell, National Executive Director of ACTRA National, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elliott Anderson as Director, Public Policy, Research and Communications at ACTRA.
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